Two Educators Become National Board Certified Teachers
Congratulations Gary Kalk and Dannielle Arneson on becoming Nationally Board Certified Teachers! The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards celebrates 5,470 new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) and another 3,957Board-certified teachers who successfully renewed their certificationThese teachers join a growing community of Board-certified teachers, now more than 118,000 strong across all 50 statesEach of these accomplished educators earned the profession’s highest mark of achievement through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-review process, demonstrating their proven impact on student learning and achievement.
Mr. Kalk is one of 33 educators in the state of Wisconsin and one of 4,614 in the nation, certified in Mathematics- Early Adolescence. Mrs. Arneson is one of 18 educators in Wisconsin, and one of 1,906 in the nation, certified in Art - Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood. Both have worked for the past two years to accomplish this goal.
About the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (
The founding mission of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is to advance the quality of teaching and learning by: (1) maintaining high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do; (2) providing a national voluntary system certifying teachers who meet these standards; and (3) advocating related education reforms to integrate National Board Certification in American education and to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers. Recognized as the “gold standard” in teacher certification, the National Board believes higher standards for teachers means better learning for students.

Mr. Kalk and Mrs. Arneson join fellow HG teachers Mrs. Julie Johnson and Mrs. Joelle Barrett in the district with this honorable distinction. Congratulations!